Charlotte [user:field_middlename] Lane

Charlotte Lane

Food Security Evidence Brokerage
United States of America

I work to use the most rigorous possible methods to answer decision-relevant questions through a collaborative approach. I have extensive experience in food security and nutrition programming. I work in evaluation and learning, including impact evaluations, systematic reviews, and strategy analysis. 

June 2023 – Present: Food Security Evidence Brokerage


  • Started a small independent consulting outlet where I provide bespoke, practical MEL technical assistance for research related to food security.
  • Develops the best possible evidence solutions within real-world contexts and constraints, including portfolio reviews, strategy analysis, evidence synthesis and translation, impact evaluation, data analysis, meta-analysis.

October 2019 – June 2023: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation(3ie), Washington D.C. Office

        Leader of Nutrition Portfolio: November 2022 – June 2023

        Senior Evaluation Specialist: July 2021 – June 2023

        Evaluation Specialist: October 2019 - July 2021

  • Provided technical and management leadership for impact evaluations, synthesis, and evidence translation projects with 15+ global staff.
  • Managed contracts from GIZ, Norad, Gates, and Nutrition International. Managed workstreams in projects funded by USAID- RFS, USAID-DRG, FCDO, and MCC. Supported the adoption of evidence-informed policies within these organizations.
  • Developed, managed, and oversaw 3ie’s portfolio on food security. Provided strategic development and thought leadership.

January 2017 - January 2020: RTI International, Gillings Global Gateway, MEASURE Evaluation

Research Assistant

  • Conducted primary analysis to evaluate the USAID PEPFAR’s Partnership for HIV Free Survival.
  • Supported data collection procedures for the Partnership for HIV Free Survival.

October 2013 - March 2016: Peace Corps, Burkina Faso

        Food Security Specialist: December 2015 – March 2016

        Community Health Agent: October 2013 – December 2015

  • Provided technical assistance for nutrition training events.  
  • Facilitated behavior change discussions and lectures about nutrition and health topics.
  • Training and Resource Manager of the Food Security Task Force.
  • Reviewed USAID-funded small grants for Feed the Future funding.